November 22, 2012
Love shows where they lay off the typical trance stuff a bit.
*Tries to figure out why Treemaculate thinks a standalone Shelby would be a disaster*
Giving it a 3 because although it's solid, it doesn't deserve to have the same rating as their best shows, and there are way too many 5-Star shows that need to be closer to a "3" if 4/9/99, 6/5/09, 10/23/07, 8/16/03, 10/29/99 or 11/2/01 is the prototypical 5 star.
February 4, 2010
Get blissed out with the Disco Biscuits
Good sound here.
RLH > I-Man - Opening jam is awesome from the get-go. Really creepy stuff from everybody in the band. Really cool 1st jam in RLH, gets a little out there, especially from Barber, playing some weird stuff. Escaping from the psychedelia, they come up with some really cool stuff on the way to I-Man. The I-Man is played "techno" style. Really cool jam in I-Man. Very dance party. Very good. The final jam in I-Man is really really good, very light happy jam that leads well into the ending. This whole segment is great.
Ladies > Triumph > Ladies - The Ladies jam doesn't really get interesting until about 3 minutes before they switch to Triumph, and at that point my attention was already lost by a boring, meandering jam. Triumph starts out horrifying, but unfortunately they drop the terror for a house jam. The jam back into Ladies is good. After they start getting into the Ladies ending progression, Barber is hooked on some really catchy riffs and has some great communication with Magner. The Ladies peak is done well.
Frog Legs - Standard
Robots - 1st jam Magner is using the flute patch, but nobody is really going anywhere at the beginning of the jam. Magner really brings this jam up a notch with some cool melodic phrasing, and he alone turns this into a really cool jam for a bit, until Barber re-takes the lead, at which point it gets fairly bland. 2nd jam has some good, some bad, but overall it's not very memorable. Gets real neat before the ending, but there's also a lot of filler moments here.
Astronaut > Voices - Wow...really awesome place to jam out of Astronaut. They jam out of the verse, rather than at the SITA portion. Turns into a gorgeous jam. Gorgeous! Wow. They should always jam out this portion of the song if it turns out like this. Perfect segue into a standard Voices.
TVM > Astronaut - TVM 1st jam is typical. Nothing new here. 2nd jam actually sounds like it's headed to a Voices intro for a while, which is strange. Parts of this jam are good, parts are boring. The best part is definitely just before they get back into Astronaut, at which point they're playing some really blissful stuff. There's a kinda awkward drop back into the Astronaut verse. Oh well. The jam out of Astronaut is odd. Starts out with some really ethereal, happy stuff from Magner, layered over a phrygian bassline from Brownstein. Kinda weird. This jam just doesn't seem to know what kind of jam it wants to be, and I'm not certain that's a good thing here. There's a lot of good stuff going on, but it feels a little too disjointed for me.
DTTB > RLH - There is no jam between Astronaut and DTTB. Not even a real segue. The DTTB jam is really beautiful stuff. Barber knows his role here perfectly. All-around awesome jam for the entirety of it.
Shelby - Standalone Shelby to end it. I would think this would turn out disastrous. It actually turns into a REALLY cool dub jam. Awesome, awesome stuff.
RLH > I-Man, Triumph > Ladies, Robots (1st), Astronaut! > Voices, DTTB!, Shelby. 5 stars. Really good stuff in this show, with some really blissful jamming.
January 21, 2006
WyomingBiscuit finds his Band...
First show I saw of any 'live jam' bands. So my friend's like 'hey u should come check out these guys called the Disco Biscuits...' The disco whatsits? who the hell? Well needless to say I went, and absolutely found a great power. I loved every second of it. Can u believe this was my first show EVER? Come 100's, really, of shows later, a trip to Amsterdam and NY to check out this amazing band that started it all, I would say that this night had a bit of an impact on me. Please enjoy it with all your heart. And then get the second night. Ya, I HAD to drive back up to the Mish for another night...
November 28, 2005
I love this show. Just the right balance of cool jams and hard-hitting favorites make for a great listen (and time, for those of us lucky enough to have been there).
Awesome. As usual, Colovos gives us a top-notch outdoor recording. Haven't heard the soundboards, but doubt if they can beat the crispness, mix, imaging, and warmth of this recording.
Awesome. They were on fire. The Jam > RLH > I-Man is one of my favorite segments to listen to... starts out slow, but very cool, and builds up to some bad ass Bisco. Plus, love set 2, with three awesome songs, Digital Buddha> inv. 42> Rock Candy, composed for their legendary fall '02 tour.